On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, nothing could stop players in a league game in Turkey from breaking their fast.
After hearing the evening call to prayer at sunset, the Ankara Keciorengucu players took advantage of a timeout in the first half to break their fast.
— beIN SPORTS Türkiye (@beINSPORTS_TR) April 13, 2021
In a clip shared by broadcaster beIN Sports, players in Turkey’s second division are seen kneeling on the field, eating dates and bananas.
After hearing the evening call to prayer at sunset, players in a Turkish football match were seen breaking their fast for Ramadan on the pitch during a break in play on Tuesday evening.
The players took advantage of the fact that the stoppage coincided with the call to prayer.
Some social media users speculated that the injured player, a goalkeeper, feigned an injury to force a stoppage.
Muslims fast during the daylight hours during Ramadan, which started on Tuesday in Nigeria.
Those who fast eat a meal before sunrise, known as Suhoor, and then go without food and water until sunset, when they eat an Iftar meal.
Football games were often held during Iftar during Ramadan, and this isn’t the first time players have found a way to break their fast while playing.
What is your view about these players breaking fast on the pitch?